Nov 15, 2016

China executes man who killed official after home demolished

A Chinese man who killed a village official after his home was forcibly demolished was executed on Tuesday, a court said, despite a public outcry over his condemnation. Jia Jinglong shot dead his village chief with a nail gun in the northern province of ...

Sep 13, 2016

Death sentence upheld for killer of five in rural Japan

The Hiroshima High Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for a 66-year-old man convicted of killing five neighbors and setting fire to two of their homes in a remote community in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 2013. In July last year, the Yamaguchi District Court ...

Philippines' Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

Jun 27, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and said the death penalty — which he wants to reinstate — is for retribution. Duterte gave a lengthy speech in his ...

Jun 24, 2016

Capital punishment for a minor

Putting someone to death for crimes committed while they are a minor is a very serious business, one that deserves a great deal more study.